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cost of living

Over the past few months we’ve watched energy bills, petrol prices, and food costs rising dramatically. It’s affecting everybody. Last week, our blundering idiot of a prime minister responded to…

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one year on

One year ago today, on 6th April 2021, we offically published ‘Dogged’. It’s the debut novel from Emma Purshouse – Wolverhampton’s first poet laureate and recent 3rd prize winner in the…

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more dogged

Yesterday morning, a palletload of boxes containing the second print run of Emma Purshouse’s novel Dogged arrived at Ignite Villas. Huge thanks from us to everyone who’s bought a copy…

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sold out

One year ago, at Wolverhampton Literature Festival 2021, we launched ‘Dogged’, the debut novel from performance poet and writer Emma Purshouse. The book wasn’t officially published until the start of…

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cutting off your nose

We’ve always held that Brexit was a really, really, really bad idea. Nothing that’s happened since has suggested we were wrong, and there’s been plenty of evidence – truck queues,…

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publishers fair

The last couple of years have been difficult for everyone* and we’ve really missed being able to get out and about to promote our books, and – above all –…

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on a high note

Happy New Year, folks! We haven’t a clue what it’ll bring – though today’s sunshine and blue skies are incredibly welcome, and (we hope) a reminder of brighter days to…

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jingle jingle jingle

It’s that time of year again. The days are short, the sun has set by tea-time, and the Xmas book-buying rush is almost over. Soon we’ll be putting our feet…

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not that colour, not that day

Yes, it’s Black Friday and we’re writing a blog, but please don’t think for one minute that we’re participating in that merry-go-round of nonsense. It’s a marketing ploy for the…

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jingle bells

The fag end of the year traditionally means three things: sprouts, mince pies, and some degree of frenzied shopping in the run up to Xmas. 2021’s heady combination of Brexit-related…

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get on board

We suggest you think of this post as being less a blog entry, and more akin to a public information bulletin. As publishers of Emma Purshouse’s novel Dogged, it’s our…

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get in

It’s always a boost to morale to start the month with some good news, and we’re kicking off September with the happy announcement that we’ve placed an order with the…

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